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15 Picture Books Featuring Inspiring Boy Characters

Picture Books Featuring Inspiring Boy Characters

Recently I shared a post on my Facebook page that featured a list of books with strong female characters. In response to that post, I had a reader comment that there were so many similar lists featuring girls around at the moment, but little for boys. She asked for suggestions for books featuring … [Read more...]

40 Australian Picture Books by Our Favourite Australian Authors

40 Fabulous Australian Picture Books by our favourite Australian authors

This list has been a long time in the making but it's also been a labour of love! There are so many talented Australian authors and gathering together a list of books that I have seen my girls grow to love (and classes full of children as well!) has made me a little nostalgic, if I am to be … [Read more...]

30 of the Most Beautiful Picture Books Ever

30 Picture Books with Stunning Illustrations and Fabulous Storylines Too

One of my first tips for choosing picture books that kids will fall in love with has always been - choose books with captivating illustrations. It is no surprise that the pictures inform your child’s first impression of a book, so choosing books with wonderful illustrations is a perfect place to … [Read more...]

15 Un-Princess Picture Books for Princess Lovers

15 Fabulous Un-Princessy Princess Picture Books for Kids Who Love Princesses

Now both of my girls embrace all things princesses-y but I like to ensure that they have a BIG dose of modern day princess mixed in with the Disney-fied version. So today I am sharing a collection of books that feature sassy, sparkling, smart, kind and brave girls, most of whom just happen to be … [Read more...]

30 Funny Books for Kids

The funniest picture books for kids

We love books that make us laugh! They are so engaging for kids, especially beginning and reluctant readers. So today I have bundled together a whole collection of books guaranteed to make you (and your kids!) laugh out loud. 30 Funny Books for Kids Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton: Simple … [Read more...]

Graeme Base Author Study: Books & Activities

Graeme Base Author Study: Books and Activities

The books of Graeme Base captivate children of all ages with their breathtaking illustrations. The detailed stories take school aged children on a journey through a host of important, modern day themes and today Lauren shares five of her favourites, matched with activity suggestions to share with … [Read more...]

Books for Beginning Readers: Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Great Books for Early Readers: Fly Guy book series review by Tedd Arnold

When Immy first brought home one of Tedd Arnold's Fly Guy books from the school library, I honestly failed to see the appeal. But all it took was one book and she was hooked! Th first in the series, Hi! Fly Guy, was published in 2005 and was awarded the ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Award shortly … [Read more...]

50 Childhood Favourites: Picture Books from the 80s and 90s

50 Childhood Classics: Picture Books from the 80s and 90s

When I first published my 50 Classic Picture Books and 20 Classic Chapter Books to Read Aloud With 5-8 Year Olds book lists (both of which feature books published prior to the 1980s) I had many people comment to me that there are also many fabulous titles that were published in the 80s and 90s. Of … [Read more...]